On the first day of assuming office, President Joe Biden has canceled a number of executive orders issued by Trump earlier. This act would cause surprise to any good administrator.
While passing an order by Trump earlier, some explanatory notes and justification for the order would have been carefully written and should be available. One would think that the next President, who could not have access to these papers before assuming office, would study the details, analyze the positives and negatives and then take an informed decision. On the other hand, Joe Biden has canceled the orders, without even giving himself enough time to study the details in depth. While Trump haters applaud Joe Biden for this instant decision to cancel the orders of Trump, one cannot be blamed if he would think that this decision of Joe Biden without studying the details could be a false step on the first day of assuming office.
Of the number of orders canceled, at least two of them relate to the migrant policy implemented by Trump.
Obviously, Trump has felt that there is a need to restrict and screen the inflow of migrants to protect the demographic structure of the USA and to prevent the creation of new zones of conflict between various racial groups in the USA.
It is well known that there are two chief enemies for the USA; the first one being the Islamic terrorists and the second one being the Chinese government.
While the Chinese government wants to out beat the USA and become the world superpower and without destroying the USA, the Islamic terrorists want to destroy the USA at any cost. Islamic terrorists have not concealed this idea and have repeatedly said that they would leave no stone unturned to achieve their objectives.
In the last few years, Germany has allowed a massive number of refugees to enter Germany from strife-torn countries in the name of the humanitarian act. Amongst the refugees who entered Germany, without being screened adequately, most of them owe their allegiance to Islam religion and their cultural background and traditional practices are totally different from that of Germans. Once they entered Germany, some of them moved on to other countries in the borderless European Union and now they are spread everywhere in Europe. No one really knows how many refugees are in Europe now and what is their background and motives.
Could it be possible that Islamic terrorists have sent their cadre in the guise of refugees to Europe? Now, these refugees will never go back and they would multiply themselves fast. In the course of time, they would demand a change of status from that of refugees to migrants, and then after a few years, they would demand full-fledged citizenship. They would start agitating for this by organizing mass protests and European governments would find the situation grim and difficult to handle.
Europe is already experiencing the negative impact of allowing a large number of refugees without adequate check and control to enter Europe, as violence and terrorist attacks have become too frequent occurrences now with shootings not being uncommon anymore. Europe is now paying a big price for the liberal refugee policy, with social tensions increasingly becoming evident.
The grim reality is that the demographic structure of Europe will inevitably undergo a major change in the coming years, which is inevitable and would not do good to the political and social stability of Europe.
Another region that has now started suffering due to the liberal policy of allowing refugees and migrants without adequate screening to enter the country is Canada. Until recently a peaceful country, now violent acts in Canada in public places are repeatedly reported. Several separatist groups and terrorist organizations from different regions are now well settled in Canada and are using Canada as the base for launching their disruptive activities elsewhere. In such circumstances, many people feel that peace and harmony in Canada will go for a toss in the not distant future.
Such incidents and developments are precisely what Trump wanted to prevent in the USA. It is surprising that an experienced person like Joe Biden could not see the valid point in Trump’s migrant policy.
The USA is now well recognized as a country of the migrant population. The conflicts between blacks and whites and people belonging to different races living in the USA cannot anymore be brushed aside as a matter of no consequence. The USA is now being described by many people as a disturbed country, which has happened mainly due to its careless migrant policy during the last few decades.
The most pleased people about Joe Biden’s action in reversing the migrant policy of Trump are the aspiring refugees and migrants seeking entry to the USA from all over the world.
Joe Biden has now thoughtlessly opened the pandora box. He may dislike Trump. However, this should not mean that he would dismiss the orders of Trump without careful evaluation.
The decision of Biden to reverse the migrant policy is like cutting off the nose to spite the face.
(N. S. Venkataraman is a trustee with the “Nandini Voice for the Deprived,” a not-for-profit organization that aims to highlight the problems of downtrodden and deprived people and support their cause. To promote probity and ethical values in private and public life and to deliberate on socio-economic issues in a dispassionate and objective manner.)